My coaching sessions with Geoff proved to be a turning point for me. His easy nature made me feel at ease instantly and, by the end of each session he had somehow guided me to talking about the stuff that really mattered to me, not just what I THOUGHT mattered to me. It has made a lasting impact on my day to day job.Gavin Coughlan
Agile Coach, Boost, New Zealand
Developing a habit of reflection and becoming a great servant-leader takes time and practice. I offer support to individuals who are bold enough to develop themselves and create great self-organising teams. Through regular, one-to-one coaching sessions, I will help people identify and pursue goals for themselves and their teams. Individuals are significantly more successful in their efforts if initial training is coupled with follow up coaching.
Benefits of servant-leadership coaching:
- Regular reflection upon the development of your own servant-leadership skills
- An external sounding board for the challenges that come up during the journey towards a self-organising team
- Quicker achievement of both personal and team goals
I am a Corporate Coach-U qualified coach and I also have PostGraduate qualifications in Performance Coaching (Business) and Business & Personal Coaching.
Scrum Team Coaching
Teams who are new to Scrum can find it daunting. They typically take 3-6 months to get into a rhythm and truly internalise the required disciplines of a new way of working. An experienced coach can reduce this time and increase the productivity of your teams. Past experience shows that companies have a much greater success rate if they engage an experienced coach to guide a team getting started and, later on in their project, gather learning points and help them move forward.
This can be anything from one-day engagements to facilitating Sprint Planning or retrospective sessions through to organisational change consultancy. In all situations my primary aim is to help nurture internal agile coaches so that the ongoing transformation is self-sufficient, increasing the chances of success and reducing the reliance on external coaches
Scrum 1-2-1 Coaching
Settling in to, and becoming great in, a new role is a challenge. Getting some training in that role and its responsibilities is a great start. But what about all the specifics that crop up on a daily basis? The things that no training course can prepare you for? This is where 1-2-1 coaching comes in. Of course, I don't just work with those who are new to their role. Difficult challenges can crop up at any time and having someone to work them through with can prove invaluable.
Typical uses include:
- A sounding board for the leadership of your agile transition
- Regular coaching of internal ScrumMasters, product owners & agile coaches
- Problem exploration within projects
Contact me for more details to discuss this option